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Everyone has a story to tell about water – and we’re asking for yours. Has there been a time when you realised how important water was? What are your first memories of water?

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“I’ve been flooded twice in two years – it’s a very scary event!”

“I’ve been flooded twice in two years – it’s a very scary event!”

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“The copper deposits made the sea brown – but it was clean”

“The copper deposits made the sea brown – but it was clean”

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“Water is the one thing absolutely everybody can’t live without”

“Water is the one thing absolutely everybody can’t live without”

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“We need to keep on drinking water to keep us healthy”

“We need to keep on drinking water to keep us healthy”

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“It’s not unusual to be dealing with drought and flooding conditions in the same day”

“It’s not unusual to be dealing with drought and flooding conditions in the same day”

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“It’s all about clean beaches and clean bathing water”

“It’s all about clean beaches and clean bathing water”

"It's all about clean beaches and clean bathing water"

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“Water connects all of us to our natural environment”

“Water connects all of us to our natural environment”

"Water connects all of us to our natural environment"

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What one change could you make to use water more wisely?

What one change could you make to use water more wisely?

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“Water is life”

“Water is life”

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“So important for local communities”

“So important for local communities”

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“It’s healthy to drink but sometimes you’re rowing in pretty grim conditions”

“It’s healthy to drink but sometimes you’re rowing in pretty grim conditions”

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“What should water providers do to protect and improve the environment?”

“What should water providers do to protect and improve the environment?”

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“It is a precious, life giving thing”

“It is a precious, life giving thing”

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“I think demand management has really been the big success story”

“I think demand management has really been the big success story”

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“We’re trying to mitigate the risks and prevent flood damage”

“We’re trying to mitigate the risks and prevent flood damage”

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“If you just do it under the tap, you’re wasting water there”

“If you just do it under the tap, you’re wasting water there”

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“When I brush my teeth, I turn the tap off”

“When I brush my teeth, I turn the tap off”

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“We use to love it, playing in the water”

“We use to love it, playing in the water”

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“I just love walking beside the river”

“I just love walking beside the river”

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“If I have a water bottle with me then I’m OK”

“If I have a water bottle with me then I’m OK”

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How do you think water providers can be part of your local community?

How do you think water providers can be part of your local community?

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What should water services look like in the future?

What should water services look like in the future?

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Water is everything

Water is everything

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“They brought me some homemade soup and a bottle of water”

“They brought me some homemade soup and a bottle of water”

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“We need to do a lot more about cleaning up our act”

“We need to do a lot more about cleaning up our act”

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“I love being by water, it’s very calming”

“I love being by water, it’s very calming”

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“Efforts have been made to clean up the Thames”

“Efforts have been made to clean up the Thames”

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“Being diabetic, you need water”

“Being diabetic, you need water”

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“People shouldn’t have to travel to get water”

“People shouldn’t have to travel to get water”

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“The previous owners had a well…”

“The previous owners had a well…”

"The previous owners had a well..."

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“Nobody can live without water”

“Nobody can live without water”

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“You realise how much you really need water”

“You realise how much you really need water”

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“We’re very fortunate in this country”

“We’re very fortunate in this country”

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Being underwater is an intensely strange experience

Being underwater is an intensely strange experience

Being underwater is an intensely strange experience

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“Without water, there’d be no life”

“Without water, there’d be no life”

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“One of my earliest memories was falling in my grandfather’s pond in Wales”

“One of my earliest memories was falling in my grandfather’s pond in Wales”

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“When I first moved to England, I noticed how green the grass was!”

“When I first moved to England, I noticed how green the grass was!”

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“My mum always has a glass there, by her chair”

“My mum always has a glass there, by her chair”

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“Every time it rained, it filled up the water bowl”

“Every time it rained, it filled up the water bowl”

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